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E39 (1997 - 2003)
The BMW 5-Series (E39 chassis) was introduced in the United States as a 1997 model year car and lasted until the 2004 when the E60 chassis was released. The United States saw several variations including the 525i, 528i, 530i and 540i. -- View the E39 Wiki

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Old 11-19-2012, 03:28 PM
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New iPod dock & interior goodies

Thought I would post some of the updates to my 1999 528i. The iDeck is the easiest way to play my iPod through my factory radio with a cassette deck. It sounds OK for now for only $40. The armrest with storage is a must have and the gauge rings add some bling to my low milage ride.
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Old 11-19-2012, 03:53 PM
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I don't know if it is just the picture, but your gauge rings look like you made them out of tin foil.
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Old 11-19-2012, 04:25 PM
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I don't know if it is just the picture, but your gauge rings look like you made them out of tin foil.
Tin foil???
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Old 11-19-2012, 04:33 PM
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Tin foil???
Ah my bad,
I think my eyes were messing with me or the picture is distorted.
(sorry If I sounded like a d*ck)

Where did you get the armrest console? I've been scouring ebay..
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Old 11-19-2012, 04:52 PM
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Ah my bad,
I think my eyes were messing with me or the picture is distorted.
(sorry If I sounded like a d*ck)

Where did you get the armrest console? I've been scouring ebay..
No offense taken. The arm rest is a quick replacement. 20 minutes tops. www.eagleday.com $196.94 shipped








BMW E39 Arm Rest / Center Console Cover
Leatherette. Choice of colors. Genuine BMW part. Fits all E39 525i, 528i, 530i.
Kit includes parts #1, 2, 3 and 4

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Old 11-20-2012, 06:21 AM
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Old 11-20-2012, 06:25 AM
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next time I am at the mall, the idock is what I need. love the armrest!
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Old 11-20-2012, 10:25 AM
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What is the Idock compared to a basic cassette adapter? I paid 9.88 for my Philips brand adapter and it works good. I would rather have cd quality then tape anyways.. Is it just a cassette cartridge with a docking port?
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Old 11-20-2012, 06:45 PM
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What is the Idock compared to a basic cassette adapter? I paid 9.88 for my Philips brand adapter and it works good. I would rather have cd quality then tape anyways.. Is it just a cassette cartridge with a docking port?
You are correct. The iDock is a cassette cartridge with a docking port. It also comes with a cord to let you charge the iPod. I like having my iPod mounted up high. As I mentioned on my original post, it sounds OK for a $40 investment. I spend my money on my home system.
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Nice, looks good. I never have seen that before. And wow, nice set up!
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Old 11-21-2012, 04:46 PM
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Nice, looks good. I never have seen that before. And wow, nice set up!
Thanks. I would like to see a close-up of your wagons tail pipe. Did you cut out the bumper?
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Old 11-26-2012, 01:09 AM
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interested in the rings. how much?
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Old 11-26-2012, 09:57 AM
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interested in the rings. how much?
Just go on ebay.

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Old 11-26-2012, 06:11 PM
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Like the idock. Looks a lot better this having all that extra wire hanging around.
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Old 11-28-2012, 11:16 PM
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Wow terrific dude. If there is one thing that the E39 is lacking majorly, it is utility. IMO the utility of the E39 downright sucks compared to a 2005 camry or something. Great job overcoming that problem now all you need is "The Tec Cupholder" to fill up the small useless box space on the center console and you'll be set!
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Old 11-29-2012, 10:34 AM
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Wow terrific dude. If there is one thing that the E39 is lacking majorly, it is utility. IMO the utility of the E39 downright sucks compared to a 2005 camry or something. Great job overcoming that problem now all you need is "The Tec Cupholder" to fill up the small useless box space on the center console and you'll be set!
In the legendary and many threads about carrying stuff, especially cups of coffee that have been a part of E39 and forums, you'll see many saying that if you *REALLY* need to carry coffee/tea/drinks/other crap in the cabin, to go and buy a beater or commuter type car and leave the BMW for enjoying driving!

When you're enjoying driving, you don't need coffee, the car provides the rush!

Cheers, Dennis!
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where did you buy the idock?
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Old 11-29-2012, 06:31 PM
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